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Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:40AM
Ladies and gentlemen, The Voice officially has its finalists.
After a season filled with epic performances, game-changing steals and tense Twitter saves, a trio of singers proved they have the pipes – and grit – to compete for The Voice crown next week.
So who did America vote through to the finals, and who ended their musical journey?
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:45AM
Tessanne Chin's coach, Adam Levine, alluded to a personal and private burden she'd been carrying this week, but she channeled those raw emotions into her performance on The Voice on Monday, with a searing version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that had the audience on its feet cheering.
Pouring out her heart, the Jamaican power vocalist ended her song with a sustained note that showcased her strength and likely cemented her place in the show's final as the last five contestants battled in the live semifinals round.
"That was crazy what just happened," Levine said. "The sheer talent is just … I think that is probably the most flawless and graceful performance I've ever heard on this show."
Originally posted 12/04/2013 09:45AM
Team Sexy continued Tuesday – but this week it was a close one.
The Voice results show had a little bit of everything this week: a live performance from an expectant Kelly Clarkson, coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera sporting some funky hats, and nail-biting drama, courtesy of the Twitter instant save, which determined who would be sent home.
The show kicked off with a holiday performance of "Underneath the Christmas Tree" by a still-queasy Clarkson, who didn't move around much onstage, and told host Carson Daly, "I've felt better. I'm looking forward to the second trimester."
Originally posted 12/03/2013 09:10AM
It's one thing to perform one of your coach's career-defining songs; it's yet another to do it powerfully and earn her full blessing.
That's what New Jersey teen Jacquie Lee did Monday night on The Voice when she tackled Christina Aguilera's coming-of-age ballad "The Voice Within" with a vocal range rivaling her own coach, who was feeling their connection.
"I do find so many similarities in you, not only as a vocalist but as a person," a beaming Aguilera told Lee. "It's a struggle to find yourself, so young, in this business … I wrote this song when I was 20, 21, and it was a time in my life when you're being pushed and pulled in so many directions."
Originally posted 11/27/2013 11:15AM
Adam Levine's winning streak continues.
For the third week in a row, The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – not only kept his team of three intact, but avoided the dreaded bottom three, which this week featured one contestant representing each of his fellow coaches.
Team Adam's Tessanne Chin, 28, Will Champlin, 30, and James Wolpert, 22, were all saved, along with Jacquie Lee, 16, of Team Christina Aguilera and Cole Vosbury, 22, of Team Blake Shelton.
Originally posted 11/20/2013 11:35AM
Adam Levine may have been named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, but his own fiancée, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, is taking the superlative in stride, keeping his rock-star ego carefully in check.
Her reaction to Tuesday's big news, revealed on The Voice? "Laughter, a lot of laughter," Levine, 34, told PEOPLE after the top 10 elimination show. "She's keeping me humble."
The Maroon 5 frontman said he shared his selection with Prinsloo this way: "Hey, how ya doing? Let’s go to dinner tonight. And PEOPLE magazine says I’m the Sexiest Man Alive," he said.
Originally posted 11/20/2013 07:15AM
He's the Sexiest Coach Alive – and a victorious one, too.
It was a pretty spectacular night for Voice coach Adam Levine, who was not only revealed as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive on the show by host Carson Daly, but managed to keep all three of his teammates out of the bottom three during Tuesday night's live elimination show.
Tessanne Chin, 28, James Wolpert, 22, and Will Champlin, 30, all advanced to the Top 8, making Levine, 34, the only coach to have three singers still in the competition.
Christina Aguilera was the only other coach who avoided the bottom three, as she saw 16-year powerhouse Jacquie Lee and serial showstopper Matthew Schuler, who turns 21 Wednesday, advance to next week's live performance show.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 10:10PM
The secret is out!
Adam Levine has been named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, and the big reveal came down Tuesday night on The Voice, where the ever-humble Maroon 5 frontman flashed a big grin while the audience roared with approval.
The shout-out caps a banner year for the 34-year-old rocker, who got engaged to model Behati Prinsloo, 24, in July.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 09:10PM
He may be battling to be the winning coach on NBC's hit series The Voice but Adam Levine has this year's Sexiest Man Alive crown in the bag.
"As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," the singer tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."
The L.A.-raised Levine also reveals that he cries at movies (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial always gets him), loves to be naked and is looking forward to settling down with his fiancée, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. "I didn't think marriage was for me for a long time," the 34-year-old says. "I was ready when I was ready. That's about as simple as it could possibly be."
Originally posted 11/19/2013 08:25AM
Matthew Schuler, who blew away the judges on The Voice last week with his impassioned version of "Hallelujah," did not disappoint again on Monday night's show, taking on the Labrinth (featuring Emeli Sandé) love ballad, "See Beneath Your Beautiful," as a song of hope for future romance, noting he was single but keeping his eyes open for a wife.
By the time Schuler finished, the crowd would not stop cheering, prompting the minister's son to lower his head and seem near tears. "Thank you. That's something else," the 20-year-old singer from Yardley, Pa., said humbly, barely heard over the noisy appreciation.
His excited coach Christina Aguilera admitted that she, too, was "blown away," adding, "Tonight you did show a different side of yourself, wanting this to be dedicated to your future love, your future wife."
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